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No charges for former Boulder City police chief

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BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) -

The Clark County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday afternoon said there will be no charges for former Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn in connection with a series of emails he sent to officers concerning the Mongols motorcycle club.

Finn sent email messages to Boulder City police last June when the motorcycle club was holding its annual meeting in that city. The messages apparently instructed officers to adopt a zero-tolerance policy with the club members.

Finn later instructed officers to delete those messages, which is a matter of public record.

The case was investigated by the Attorney General's Office and its findings were reviewed by the Clark County DA's Office.

"At first, the email seemed unusual," District Attorney Steve Wolfson said. "However, when the city actually received a public records request, Finn and the city provided the documents requested. In fact, Finn contacted the city's IT manager to make sure that backup computer files were searched for emails that may have been deleted from his individual inbox."

The DA's Office went on to say that evidence supports Finn's assertion that he was trying to prevent the accidental dissemination of sensitive information contained in email messages rather than willfully seeking to destroy public records.

Finn last week said he was terminated by city administrators after refusing to resign from his position.

Finn served as the Boulder City Police Department chief since March 2006.

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